Kerry's visit to religious sites cancelled after heavy rains

Kerry was scheduled to visit the Gauri Shankar temple, Jama Masjid and Gurdwara Sisganj Sahib in the old Delhi area around 11 AM today.

Published: 31st August 2016 11:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st August 2016 11:09 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: US Secretary of State John Kerry's proposed visit to three religious sites in the city was cancelled today as heavy rains lashed the national capital since morning.

Kerry was scheduled to visit the Gauri Shankar temple, Jama Masjid and Gurdwara Sisganj Sahib in the old Delhi area around 11 AM today.

"The visit had to be cancelled due to heavy rains in Delhi," sources in the US Embassy said.

Kerry, who is on a three-day-visit to India, was supposed to visit the sites yesterday itself but it was postponed.

The US leader has had a difficult time with the city's traffic since he landed on Monday night.

His convoy was stuck on Satya Marg in Lutyens Delhi for an hour on Monday by a "spillover effect" owing to waterlogging in the main carriageways.

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